Mussinii faassenii, Nepeta Seeds
Botanical NameNepeta Mussinii faassenii
Additional CharacteristicsAttracts Pollinators, Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Extended Blooms
Seeds Per Gram1,658
Seeds Per Pound752,000
Seeds Per Ounce47,000
SunFull Sun / Partial Shade
Sow MethodIndoor Sow
Days To Maturity (# Days)75
Catmint plants are not particular about soil, tolerating a wide range of texture and pH. Easy to grow and care for.
Planting: Sow seeds indoors in winter, about 4-8 weeks before the last frost date. Transplant or direct sow in 4-6 weeks after the last frost date, once daytime temperatures are steadily above 10°C (50°F). It can also be direct sown where it is to grow in September where winters are mild. Bottom heat will speed germination. Ideal temperature for germination: 21-27°C (70-80°F). Seeds should sprout in 10-20 days.
Growing: This plant does very well in containers, raised beds, or borders in full sun to partial shade. After the main bloom, plants should be cut back hard to encourage a second bloom and tidy shape.
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